"People get hired because somehow, they get hired. […]
People keep working because their work is good, because they’re easy to get along with, and because they deliver the work on time.
And you don’t even need all three.
Two out of three IS FINE.
People will tolerate how unpleasant you are if the work is good and you deliver it on time.
People will forget the lateness of your work if it’s good and they like you.
And you don’t even need to be as good as everyone else if it’s on time and it’s always a pleasure to hear from you."